This is how to deal with the Transportation Security Administration

For many air travelers, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) screening is the most dreaded part of the journey.

It’s not the full-body scanners or the threat of a pat-down. It’s the risk of a COVID-19 infection at the hands of a TSA employee. Thousands of TSA workers have contracted the virus and several have died, according to the agency. Read more “This is how to deal with the Transportation Security Administration”

Everything you need to know about EC 261 and European air travel rights

If you’re flying on a European airline, you have more rights than you may think. The reason? EC 261 (also referred to as the EU 261), the European consumer regulation, gives broad protection for passengers — far broader than anything offered by U.S. airlines.

But it’s not a perfect regulation and it doesn’t apply to every flight. What’s more, the rule has been strained by the COVID-19 pandemic, and the effects on EC 261 could last a generation. Bottom line: You need to study EC 261 carefully before invoking it. But it’s worth knowing. Read more “Everything you need to know about EC 261 and European air travel rights”

The ultimate guide for booking and taking a tour

If you’re thinking of visiting a faraway place, a tour may be an ideal choice. But don’t go anywhere without this ultimate guide for booking and taking a tour. Read more “The ultimate guide for booking and taking a tour”

Everything you need to know about planning a trip

There are a few basic things you have to know about booking travel. Here’s your ultimate guide to planning a trip. Read more “Everything you need to know about planning a trip”

How to rent a vacation home: the ultimate guide

Renting a home or apartment for your next trip has a lot of benefits. You get your own place with a living room, private kitchen and multiple bedrooms. Also, you don’t have to share the place with 400 other people — unless you throw a big party. But when it comes to how to rent a vacation home, most travelers don’t have any idea where to start.

Here’s how to do it. Read more “How to rent a vacation home: the ultimate guide”

This is how to find the best travel insurance for your next trip

If you’re not thinking about buying travel insurance for your next trip, you probably should. In a world filled with danger, including the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, anything could happen. Here’s our guide to finding the best travel insurance. Read more “This is how to find the best travel insurance for your next trip”

Here are the best tips on how to book a hotel room

If you’re looking for accommodations on your next trip, a hotel probably comes to mind. But there are so many different lodging options that you need a guide with the best tips on how to book a hotel room.

You’re looking at it. Read more “Here are the best tips on how to book a hotel room”